• Curfew
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  • Curfew

    Year: 2020
    Content: Skirt
    Venue: Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo, Italy
    Team: Daniela Gregis, Filippo Bortolotti Sironi, Oliviero Vitali, Rocco Vitali
    Photographs: Ok’am
    Stage: Completed

    Curfew (Een, Athnan)
    The lips remain closed behind the net that traps dreams and tales (Tre, Apat).
    White leaves lay on the faces of the world, gagging them (Go, Éxi). Slowly the masks conquer the body and dress it in white (Saat, Lapan).
    Mummies (Jiû, Sib).
    Now every man is any man. Every man is all men (Ēgāra, Dvanaest, Tretten, Neliteist).
    Our treasures are still hidden under the new skin, while the passing of time brings them alive day after day. (Quinze, Kuusitoista).
    Like the trunk of a tree the vest becomes a time measurement system that hides and reveals the colors of our identities until the fire is completely blazed. (Umikumāhiku, Astoņpadsmit, Dahanava vana,Labaatan).
    No man is a mummy (Dua puluh hiji, Tjugotvå).
    Each leaf has its own color (Tlieta u ghoxrin, Vennkat).

  • Goldwatch
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  • Goldwatch

    Year: 2020
    Content: Exhibition
    Venue: Assab One, Milan, Italy
    Team: Assab One, Oliviero Vitali, Rocco Vitali, Velasco Vitali
    Photographs: Giovanni Hanninen
    Stage: Completed

    Goldwatch is the narration of a period of physical isolation that unfolded in a series of images depicted by the artist Velasco Vitali within the walls of a garden adjacent to his studio.
    The walls form the shape of a square, like a clock dial, hence the artist divided the space in 24 fractions. He portrayed them daily en plein air, while having a live conversation of 1 hour with a friend through his Instagram page.
    The landscape is painted on a golden background as a reference to the abstract and limitless dimension of space from the medieval art.
    Time, space and relations have new ways of happening.

    Nature counts the passing of time through seasons while a human being cannot be precise in this action without its help.
    The exhibition is a summary of this experience.
    While the light changes through the windows of the Assab One room, the golden background continuously modifies the aspect of the painting.
    It is an imperceptible transformation which enhance that the painting is alive. When the moonlight hit the canvas only the shiny gold is visible.

  • Pixel
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  • Pixel

    Year: 2020
    Content: Piazza
    Venue: Piazzale Loreto, Piazza Tito Minniti, Milan, Italy
    Team: Oliviero Vitali, Rocco Vitali
    Stage: Competition

    Two carpets for the city of Milan. Piazzale Loreto and Piazza Tito Minniti welcome their new painted floors. The texture, squares and hexagons, recalls the paving of the historic Milanese architecture. Pixel provides the active involvement of the city inhabitants. Each of these participates in the creation of the work by personalizing one of the ‘tiles’ that make up the whole puzzle. The citizen chooses the color of his box and proposes a drawing to realize within it. The constellation of all the pixels gives shape to the final design of the square, narrating a collective growth of the city as a result of the energy of each person.

  • Fake/Authentic
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  • Fake/Authentic

    Year: 2019
    Content: Exhibition
    Venue: Museo d’Arte e Scienza, Milan, Italy
    Team: Amarchitectrue, Rocco Vitali
    Photographs: Jacopo Valentini, Rocco Vitali
    Stage: Completed

    Museo d’Arte e Scienza shows Greco-Roman and Etruscan Art.
    Some of the pieces are real, some are plastic copies.
    The furniture exhibition inside this space researches the duality between fake and authentic.
    The scenography is painted over folding panels, a false perspective sketch of the ashlar pattern of the exterior facade. It is a fake representation of our daily life background, the city.
    The drawing is copied, colored, folded and rotated. Endlessly.
    A new scenery. Right and Wrong.

  • Miniature
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  • Miniature

    Year: 2018
    Content: Exhibition
    Venue: Cité de l’architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris, France
    Team: Bruther: Stéphanie Bru, Alexandre Theriot, Pierre-Loup Boisseau, Alice Weil, Oliviero Vitali
    Photographs: Julien Hourcade
    Stage: completed

    Text by Stéphanie Bru

    Control.
    it’s defining what you inspire
    what inspires us
    everyday.
    Everyday the are numerous effervescences;
    their meeting is synonymous with relinquishing.
    It’s about continually moving from one performance to another
    to understand and accept the exigencies,
    but also to defeat them,
    and enter new areas.
    Every day, the energy is great, engine of all productions and situations
    – whether banal or exceptional they may be.

  • Eclipse
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  • Eclipse

    Year: 2018
    Content: Campus
    Venue: Barilla, Parma, Italy
    Team: Oliviero Vitali, Rocco Vitali
    Stage: Competition

    The new Barilla Campus takes place within a fragmented landscape moulded by warehouses, offices and containers of production.
    A blue building, the Pavilion.
    The colors of the brand are a constant reminder. Icons. Tools.
    As a red carpet, half on an ellipse invites the visitors to enter inside the big box of the pavilion, a free space where all the activities merge. It is an introspective world, with no openings on the facades but a constellation of elliptical skylights on the ceiling.
    A red building, the Collection.
    Paintings rest on the wall, sculptures walk around the space, light falls heavily from the roof.

  • Rgb
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  • Rgb

    Year: 2018
    Content: Chair Pavilion
    Venue: Biennale, Venice, Italy
    Team: Oliviero Vitali, Rocco Vitali
    Stage: Competition

    3 pavilions, 3 countries, 3 flags. 100 chairs, 8 colors.
    Black, banana yellow, deep carmine pink. Belgium
    Blood red, american Yellow, blood red. Spain
    Upsdell Red, White, Dark Cornflower Blue. The Netherlands

    Outside the three pavilions of Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands 100 bistro chairs are placed along the walkway that leads to the Central Pavilion. Each chair is painted with one of the 8 colors that compose the flags of the three countries.
    After visiting the exhibitions inside the pavilions, the visitors can grab a chair, move it closer to another one and so, to another person.
    The simple act of sitting together and talking.
    When two chairs meet, colors are mixed, flags blended, cultures merged and experiences shared.
    The confident gesture of opening the folded chair is a choice of sharing, a new step.
    The bistro chair is an icon, it belongs to the garden or in general to exterior spaces.
    Chairs come together if only people come together. Their displacement brings the countries together, transforming the installation into an unconscious performance.

  • Board
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  • BOARD

    Year: 2018
    Content: Exhibition
    Venue: Biennale, Venice, Italy
    Team: Oliviero Vitali, Rocco Vitali
    Stage: Competition

    Board is a line, a limit and a threshold.
    A string that goes from human intimacy to urban traces, through the collective imaginary, as a spotlight in the middle of his surroundings.
    All the different remains of our world are opportunities to reflect on the relationship between the tangible and the most far away.
    The void is a physical entity, a representation, a glass of cultures.
    The proposal is a voyage through the relations between physical and human emptiness. Room by room, the visitor walks through the different scales of voids we share in our life, using the symbol of the window as a common guideline to define three main spaces.
    The domestic room of a house.
    The meeting ground of a piazza.
    The endless repetition of an urban landscape.

  • Belgian palms
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  • Belgian palms

    Year: 2016
    Content: Wall Painting
    Venue: De Nieuwe Onvrije Schipper, Gent, Belgium
    Team: Rocco Vitali, Wim Goes Architectuur
    Photographs: Johannes Berry
    Stage: Completed

    A tropical garden in a nordic city.
    Surreal, as Belgium.
    The structure of the palms, trunks and leaves, plays with the structure of the building, columns and vaults.
    The nature follows the architecture and viceversa.
    The painted columns do not touch the floor and the leaves do not follow exactly the course of the ceiling.
    They break the rules of architecture as nature always do. 

  • Vertigine
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  • Vertigine

    Year: 2016
    Content: Swing Pavilion
    Venue: Bellavista winery, Erbusco, Italy
    Team: Oliviero Vitali, Rocco Vitali, Velasco Vitali
    Photographs: Vitali Studio
    Stage: Completed

    The wind dresses the landscape, carrying the perfumes of woods and flowers through the vineyards.
    The swing overlooks the hills of Franciacorta, rocking like a pendulum over a basin of water that makes the experience of swinging both peaceful and unconfident, connecting the sky with the ground.
    It is built with an elementary structure of four posts and a beam, painted in orange like a Japanese Torii.
    The sculpture is a portal that it is possibile to continuously cross following its rhythmic dance. Back and fort, until gravity makes it motionless.

  • Double-face
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  • Double-Face

    Year: 2015
    Content: Jazz Festival
    Venue: Chiasso, Switzerland
    Team: Andrea Panzeri, Filippo Paparella, Andrea Scognamiglio, Lorenzo Vicari,Oliviero Vitali, Rocco Vitali
    Stage: Competition

    The tapestry fully covers the small atrium. The wallpaper is cut and stretched, copied and transferred again.
    A big mirror is installed on the front wall.
    We observe the space. The space observes us.